Thursday 23 November 2017

We think about her every day, says victim's dad

Louise Hogan

Louise Hogan

THE father of a young art student murdered in Co Clare more than six years ago has appealed to anyone with information to come forward to finally bring the family some closure.

Johnny O'Loughlin says his daughter Emer O'Loughlin (23), whose body was discovered in a burnt-out caravan in April 2005 at Newline in Ballybornagh, Co Clare, is always in his thoughts.

"It would be great if we got closure," Mr O'Loughlin told the Irish Independent last night.

"We'd be thinking about her every day. We light a candle in front of a vigil to her every single night since we brought her body home."

Mr O'Loughlin is hoping that the fresh appeal by gardai and the reward offer from Crimestoppers for information on John 'Fozzy' Griffin (44), who is from Galway city, and also known to go by the name John McDermott, will help to jog people's memories.

"We hope to find him. He was acting strange in the days after she disappeared. There have been a few sightings of him, potential sightings, in England and Scotland," said Mr O'Loughlin. "We are not certain if it is him or not but gardai are checking out all those things.''

Irish Independent

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